SECONDARY

Secondary I (11-14 years old)

Hibiscus international school uses "Cambridge Checkpoint" tests which are designed for the end of Cambridge Secondary 1; as well as extra-curricular activities and subjects such as Physical Education (PE), Information Communication and Technology (ICT), Music, Arts, Geography, History, Biology and educational trips related to the subjects. "Cambridge Checkpoint" tests are marked by Cambridge in England and provide Hibiscus International School with an external international benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback to be provided on a learner's strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas. Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Hibiscus International School will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Learners receive a Statement of Achievement, which gives an indication of their academic progress during this education stage.

 

Cambridge Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science. The tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first years of an international secondary education.

Cambridge Checkpoint feedback documents:

The diagnostic reports generated by Cambridge Checkpoint enable Hibiscus International Schools to:

  • Tailor individual learners' learning programs
  • Monitor group and individual performance
  • Provide information for reporting to parents
  • Compare the performance of all learners taking tests in that session
  • Predict performance in learners' formal examinations

The report on a candidate gives:

  • Cambridge Checkpoint score for the whole subject
  • Cambridge Checkpoint score for each main topic/skill
  • A list of the questions (and the sub-topics/skills) where the candidate's performance was particularly strong or particularly weak
  • Attractively presented statement of achievement

Secondary II (14-16 years old)

Hibiscus International School offers Cambridge IGCSE; the world's most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, which leads to globally recognized and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. Students choose 8 subjects from the currently offered 18 subjects at the end of their year 9 to pursue in years 10 and 11.

Cambridge IGCSE provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge International AS and A Level, as well as other progression routes. It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended.

Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centered and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners' skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with our curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures of our times.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

Core subjects (for all students)

Periods per week

English First Language – 0500

5

Mathematics – 0580

5

Information Communication Technology – 0417

3

Global Perspectives – 0457

3

Physics – 0625

3

Biology – 0610

3

Physical Education

2

Bahasa Malay , Mandarin or Spanish/French

2

Turkish Language

2

Character First

1

Total Periods

29

Elective subjects (Choose 2)

Periods per week

Additional Maths – 0606

4

English Literature – 0486

4

Business Studies – 0450

4

Geography - 0470

4

Chemistry - 0620

4

Music - 0410

4

Total Periods

8

Assessment:
Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE includes written and oral tests, coursework and practical assessment. Coursework is set and marked by the teacher and externally moderated by Cambridge.
Each learner's performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades. There are clear guidelines, which explain the standard of achievement for different grades. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur in May/June for us at Hibiscus International School and results are issued in August.

Cambridge Progression:
Cambridge offers routes learners can follow from post-kindergarten stage through to university entrance. Our provision also includes first-class support for our students and teachers.

Grading System:

 
Grading (Secondary)
Range Grade
94 - 100 A
90 - 93 A-
87 - 89 B+
84 - 86 B
80 - 83 B-
77 - 79 C+
74 - 76 C
70 - 73 C-
61 - 69 D+
50 - 60 D
0 - 49 F